Make these Homemade Pedialyte Freezer Pops for an easy way to freeze the leftover Pedialyte you have in the container.
As a mom, I don’t think there are many things in this world much worse than when one of your babies is sick. Whether it’s a runny nose, a tummy virus, or the flu, anytime my babies are sick it’s like a swift blow to the gut. The mommy guilt kicks in and I try to think of all the ways I could have prevented such illness.
When my babies are sick, my main priority is keeping them comfortable, then it’s working to make sure they get well as quickly as possible. The last thing I want is for them to be sick any longer than they have to be.
Pedialyte is a brand I’ve trusted over the years when my children need help combating dehydration due to sickness. I’ve gone through more liters than I care to acknowledge. But since it’s both pediatrician and pharmacist recommended and medically formulated with an optimal balance of sugar and sodium to prevent dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhea in children (and adults), it’s the brand I go to first. Bottom line is, it works — so I keep using it when we need it.
More times than not, we always have some Pedialyte leftover in the bottle. Since it’s no longer good 48 hours after opening, we’ve been freezing the leftovers and making Homemade Pedialyte Freezer Pops. It’s such a great way to save money from waste, but it’s also a great way to entice sick children to take it easily. I mean, who doesn’t love a freezer pop?
How to Make Homemade Pedialyte Freezer Pops
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Open all the Zipzicle ice pop pouches so that you don’t have to stop and open each one as you’re pouring the Pedialyte. This step just makes it easier as you go along.
Place a funnel in the top of the Zipzicle ice pop pouch. Either pouring from the Pedialyte bottle or with a measuring cup, carefully fill the ice pop pouch to the fill line. Do not go over the fill line so that there is room for it to expand as it freezes.
Remove the funnel and close the top of the ice pop pouch tightly. Repeat until you have used all the remaining Pedialyte.
Place in freezer and lay flat. Allow to freeze completely before consuming.
With a full bottle of Pedialyte, you should be able to get 12 Homemade Pedialyte Freezer Pops. If you don’t have a full bottle of Pedialyte, your yield will be less. Like I mentioned, it’s a perfect way to store the remaining Pedialyte so that it doesn’t go to waste.
I’m not sure there’s a kid around who doesn’t love a freezer pop. And what’s even better, these Homemade Pedialyte Freezer Pops are a perfect way to help your child combat dehydration when they’re sick. Hydration helps our body work correctly, but when we’re sick, it’s easy to lose vital fluids. Using Pedialyte helps restore the body’s potassium, sodium and chloride minerals, also known as electrolytes. And since Pedialyte comes in many flavors and in different forms, it’s great for both children and adults.
Homemade Pedialyte Freezer Pops Recipe
- Open all the Zipzicle ice pop pouches so that you don't have to stop and open each one as you're pouring the Pedialyte.
- Place a funnel in the top of the Zipzicle ice pop pouch. Either pouring from the bottle or with a measuring cup, carefully fill the ice pop pouch to the fill line.
- Remove funnel and close the top of the ice pop pouch tightly. Repeat with remaining Pedialyte.
- Place in freezer and lay flat. Allow to freeze completely before consuming.
If you have a full bottle of Pedialyte, it should yield 12 Homemade Pedialyte Freezer Pops.
While you’re out shopping for all your household needs at Walmart, make sure you visit the baby department and pick up a couple liters of Pedialyte. It’s super easy to find in the formula aisle. You can’t miss it.
What’s your best tip for keeping your children comfortable while they’re sick?